Gardening

Librarian Recommended Websites

Organic Gardening Since 1942, Organic Gardening magazine  has offered advice on chemical-free gardening.

Kansas Native Plant Society Formerly the Kansas Wildflower Society, the society promotes Kansas wildflowers, grasses, trees and other prairie and woodland plants.

Grow Native! A joint program of the Missouri Department of Agriculture and the Missouri Department of Conservation to help protect and restore biodiversity by educating the public about native plants and their effective use.

Plant Native Contains a wealth of information on native plants, as well as a regional nursery finder.

National Gardening Association The association promotes community, home and school gardening and plant-based education for K-12 students.

Composting Resources Online Links to more than two dozen websites originally posted in 2008 to the Progressive Librarians Guild discussion list, compiled by Fred Stoss.

Local Resources

The Kansas City Gardener: A Monthly Guide to Successful Gardening
Free magazine available at the library and other locations throughout the Metro area.

Savvy Gardener A weekly gardening, lawn and landscaping newsletter for the Greater Kansas City area.

Olathe Community Garden For a nominal fee, Olathe residents can rent a garden plot near the downtown to grow vegetables and herbs while interacting with other gardeners from the Central Core neighborhood.

Johnson County K-State Research and Extension Service, Lawn and Garden Offers local gardening and landscaping services to homeowners and businesses throughout Johnson County, including classes, publications and a Master Gardener program.

Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens KC Parent Magazine selected the Arboretum as a 2008 Family-Friendly Grand Prize winner. Visit the gardens, participate in classes or enjoy scheduled events throughout the year.

Powell Gardens A 915-acre tract near Lee's Summit, MO, that features a number of gardens and special events, including the new Heartland Harvest Garden.

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